Ten people have been linked with a move to Manchester United’s PSG after a dramatic Champions League clash. Suffered a 3-1 defeat at home, where a controversial VAR decision saved United from a red card for a second-round headbutt.
After Neymar’s early score, midfielder Fred avoided a red card in a very controversial moment after presenting a yellow card in a VAR review, and it was convenient to avoid a second caution later in the first half.
But United’s fortunes took a turn for the worse when Fred was given a second yellow of twenty minutes – once again, in controversial fashion – PSG a minute later with a close goal, which was only a millimeter.
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After a brilliant counter-attack, Neymar scored his second goal, conceding a simple final in the dying minutes, beating a brilliant dramatic match.
The result is the same for PSG, United and RB Leipzig on Group H’s nine points – called the ‘Group of Death’ – entering a dramatic final match next week.
In other games, Chelsea’s veteran Olivier Giroud scored four goals in a single round against Sevilla, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two for Juventus against Dynamo Kiev.
United College after the War Drama
Manchester United’s dubious defense once again cost them dearly as Brazilian superstar Neymar scored just six minutes later, and blew home from a narrow angle after a shot by Kalin Mbepe.
But United were lucky enough to avoid further punishment when Fred escaped a red card 21 minutes later for a clear headbutt on PSG midfielder Landro Pardes.
The incident happened behind the referee’s back but he was immediately called to the VAR monitor to review a possible red card, only to quickly – and incredibly – produce a yellow card.
United’s fortunes continued with a strike from Marcus Rashford in the 32nd minute. He became the first Manchester United player to score six or more goals in a single UCL campaign since Cristiano Ronaldo’s eight in 2007/08.
And Fred was once again lucky to be in Pardes after another deal abroad – where he stamped the PSG player’s foot – instead giving his opponent a yellow card to go inside.
In the second half, Anthony Marshall missed a critical chance to give United the lead when he blasted the previous post, before Edinson Cavani attacked the post with a smart arc in retaliation.
Marquinhos almost got the header back for Paris as he was falling, just to bounce off the crossbar. He caught the net in the 69th minute, returning home at close range after a terrible result in a corner. United fans were in awe of the potential side-by-side, but re-enactment showed that Marquinhos was just over a millimeter ahead.
Fred was then given a second yellow card a minute later – but much later than he should have been – to deal with another lung, the combined man was being watched by ten men. But Fred and United were furious when he appeared to collect the ball to deal with it.
Neymar scored a stunning victory in the 92nd minute when he missed a left-footed shot from close range at home when Rafina made no mistake after being tied to a plate in a counter-attack.
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United needed just one draw to secure their place in the NBA stage, but now face Red Bull Leipzig next week to see the results of the promotion. PSG will face Basqueur Istanbul next week, with a win or a draw to secure the promotion.
In the previous Group H match, Red Bull Leipzig joined the Basques in a nine-point joint victory over Istanbul.
Istanbul’s Kahwesi scored a brilliant hat-trick and appeared to have the strength to score a point for the Turkish team, stealing a 4-3 victory for the winner Leipzig in just 92 minutes.
Istanbul He came back 3-1 to draw the level, but Norwegian striker Alexander Sorloth came off the bench in the second minute of time to beat the winner.
“It was a crazy game,” said Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsman after Sorlot scored his first goal after signing for Leipzig from Crystal Palace for 20 million euros (23 23 million) to replace Chelsea’s Timo Werner.
Four big bags!
In just 34 years and at At days, Olivier Giroud became the oldest player to wear a brace for Chelsea in Europe – and he didn’t stop there, doubling his innings in a brilliant solo performance as Chelsea beat Sevilla 4-0. Beat with 0.
The French international sent a message to his manager Frank Lampard, in which Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham are hinting at him at the start of the second half of the season.
Giroud wasted no time in putting Chelsea ahead, collecting Kai Hawartz’s clever pass before scoring and finishing a penalty in the far corner in the eighth minute.
Sevilla was disappointed as he turned down two penalty appeals for handball. Giroud then gave the keeper a great chip when a well-run last defender ran off the shoulder.
Giroud reached the end of a well-weighed Nigolo fork, who scored a hat-trick with a looping header, the first Chelsea player to do so in the Champions League since Didier Drogba against Lewski Sofia in 2006.
He was then pulled down into the box as he ran to the end of a cross, changing his own penalty to make it four!
Giroud became the oldest hat-trick player in the history of the Champions League, although Hungary’s great Frank Puskas was the biggest in the European Cup in 1965 when he scored three runs for Real Madrid against Feyenoord.
He is also the first player to score four goals in Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League match against Malm ਪੰਜ five years ago. And, as if that weren’t enough, the hat-trick was ‘perfect’ – with a left-footed goal, a right-hander, and a late penalty from the title.
Barca Cruise leaves
Anthony Griezmann played in the third game while Barcelona maintained their 100 per cent record in the group stage of the Champions League this season with a 3-0 win over Ferencvaros on Wednesday.
Ronald Koeman has already definitely restored Lionel Messi to qualify for the last 16, and Barca have won five out of five in Group G with impressive performances in Budapest.
France striker Griezmann has struggled to find his best form since joining Atletico Madrid about 18 months ago, but the 29-year-old is struggling to keep pace with the Commonwealth.
Martin Braithwaite entered shortly after midfielder with the help of Osman Dembele, and made his fourth goal in three games with a 33-pass.
Dembele crashed the penalty after Braithwaite was offended by Abraham Frimpong, and Komen returned Alba and Sergio Busquets at half-time and gave youngsters Carles Elena, Ricky Puig and Conrad de la Fuente some play time.
Dortmund Draw Holland Absence
Borussia Dortmund reached the last 16, although Lazio captain Ciro Immobile scored the second half penalty in a 1-1 draw in Germany against his former club.
Signal Iduna Park’s result means leaders Dortmund need a win at Zenit St. Petersburg next Tuesday to be sure to advance as Group F winners.
Lazio, who lives second and is one point behind the Germans, will also spend the night if he goes home to Club Bruges at night.
Immobile, who failed to make his mark in the Bundesliga after an unhappy 2014/15 season at Dortmund, converted a 67th-minute penalty just before half-time to deflect Rafael Guerrero’s goal.
Earling Holland, the top scorer in the top six in the Champions League this season, suffered a leg injury.
Dortmund did not say how long he would be out.
In the second opening kick-off on Wednesday, Krasnodar beat Renez 1-0 in Russia, with Marcus Berg scoring the only goal.
Both sides have already been knocked out of Group E, along with Sevilla and Chelsea, but Krasnodar’s victory means they will parachute into the Europa League and the undefeated Reigns will not be involved in European football in the new year.
Full time results
Istanbul Basque City 3-4 RB Leipzig
Krasnodar 1-0 Renez
Manchester United 1-3 PSG
Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Lazio
Frank Vros 0-3 FC Barcelona
Juventus 3-0 Dynamo Kiev
Club Brugge 3-0 Janet
Sevilla 0-4 Chelsea
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